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Mail.app and Extra Character
Authored by: Wevah on Sep 20, '02 12:03:18AM

The extra character is a Unicode byte-order mark. From the BBEdit 6.5.3 release notes:

In Mac OS X 10.2, Cocoa applications include a Unicode byte-order mark in the 'utxt' scrap flavor (which is arguably correct, but still different from previous versions of the OS and breaks third-party applications). BBEdit now handles this condition, so there will be no more junk character at the beginning of text pasted from such applications.

This explains the problems that pasting from Cocoa to Carbon creates, and also why it isn't reproducible in BBEdit 6.5.3.



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